Now, where should I start, their body products, their skin lines, the twitter updates, the amazing deals [you have no idea how many free stuff I've gotten from them]... Oh well, I guess I'll start on what brought me there the very first time.
HOMEI was walking around Belmont Shore [to find out more click here] for the first time, and suddenly I smelled something completely amazing, it was something I just had to know where it came from, so I followed the scent. Next thing I know, I'm inside the body shop asking a very nice lady what was the smell. She told me it was one of their home fragance oils and that it was a mix of coconut with a hint of apple. And yes, you guessed it, that's exactly how my room smells even to this day.
BODYThat was the very same day that I bought the Seaweed beauty products, and Olive body butter to try them out [I was in a little buying frenzy, but it turned out good]. The body butter, I remember I actually bought it for the honey, the lady in the store said it was one of the only ones that didn't smell girly and I was looking for a lotion for him, so why not give it a shot right? It turned out that he didn't like it [he still thought it smelled girly, lol], LUCKY ME!, because I started using it, and I cannot live without it!
You know how I mentioned that these people have amazing deals! Specially online I've noticed. You know one of those, buy one get one free, plus free shipping after so much, and free item with this and that purchase... Well they always have promos like these going on, and they all apply together at the same time. For example, you buy something, get the next item for half price, plus free shipping and a FREE item. The very first free item I chose was a shower gel, and of course I got the Olive Shower Gel. Now, in my opinion it doesn't smell as good as the body butter, but it still leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I only use it when I want to smell just like olives, and after showering I apply the body butter all over, instead of just my legs.
FACEThe Seaweed products that I've tried and have been using are the Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream, Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15, Seaweed Clarifying Toner, and Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment. I usually use the exfoliator in the mornings with one of the mattifying mousturizers, then just apply makeup as usual. For my night routine, I use the facial wash, then toner, plus the night cream. Did I also mention they smell great! That's one of the things I love most about them [of course, besides their prices!], that it helps your skin but it doesn't smell like detergent [*cough* Proactiv *cough*]
Now, the seaweed collection has its own mask, but I bought this one instead, Warming Mineral Mask, and I think it acts like magic! You don't have to heat it up or anything, it just comes out warm right out of the tube, and the smell.. OMG!!! It also, leaves my skin feeling so soft, that putting on makeup afterwards should be illegal.
HAIRSo The Body Shop products are working for my face and body, why not try it for my hair? As you can see I'm a very loyal customer, and I'm not just saying that, if I like something, I will stick with it, and try more stuff to see if that also works. So I gave the hair products a shot, and so far, excellent.
My hair is oily on top and dry at the ends, so it's really hard to find shampoo/conditioner combos to work those two things at the same time. So I tried Nettle Oil Balance Shampoo and Olive Glossing Conditioner and obviously I do that old trick where you just shampoo on top and condition the ends and it works wonders! For my little spa days, I use this mask, Brazil Nut Moisture Mask, and leave it on for hours, your hair will thank you! The smell also lasts for days.
Here are a few pictures of my products [see how many they are?] Don't forget to follow them on Twitter @thebodyshopusa